Year 6: Birch and Willow 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 6
Miss Hamiliton is our teacher in Birch class
Miss Wareing is our teacher in Willow class
Mrs Garrett, Mrs Allyenne, Mrs Platt and Mrs Tuner work with us in Year 6.
In Year 6 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.
Life in Year 6
The children in Year 6 are looking forward to a great year of learning.
We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, and Maths each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, PE, Art, DT and Music each week.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Your child will need a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts, navy jogging bottoms and a pair of pumps or trainers in school to take part. We go swimming on Thursdays every week between October half term and Christmas (targetted children only) and after Easter for all children.
At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.
English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 6:
Using a range of clauses to develop sentences (e.g. main, subordinate relative, phrases etc.)
Accurate use of a range of punctuation: brackets, hyphens, dashes, semicolons and colons.
Continuing to write for a range of purposes and audiences including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Maintain a positive attitude to reading.
Undertanding texts that children read both indepently and those which are read to them.
Participate in discussion and debate.
Read and write numbers to 10 000 000 and understand their place value.
Use the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) accuratley and apply them to word problems.
Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and apply this knowledge to ratio.
Convert units of measure (up to three decimal places if required).
Properties and translation of shape.
Interpret and construct line graphs and pie charts.
The Wider Curriculum in Year 6
This term our topics include: The Maya, Europe, The Circulatory System and Electricity.
Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information.
It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning.
How can I help and support my child at school?
Homework in Year 6
Homework is set three times a week and we recommend spending 30 minutes per day.
- GPS is given out on Tuesday and returned on Thursday.
- Maths is given out on Thursday and returned on Monday.
- Reading is given out on Friday and returned on Tuesday.
Continual practise of times tables is encouraged.
Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book.
Practical ideas to support your child
Sharing books, reading with and to your child.
Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc.
Making opportunities to play and work with others.
Opportunities to be creative.
To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP
Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.
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